Every day in business, I wear two hats (metaphorically of course). The first hat is in the agency world as the Chief Marketing Officer at Rockfish. The second hat is in the start-up investor world, both as the co-founder of The Brandery and as a partner at Brand Ventures. While these two professions have more differences than similarities, I know
February 29th might be known as Leap Day every 4 years, but today it takes on another meaning with the launch of Leap for the iPhone. As a graduate of The Brandery in 2011, Leap is a pretty remarkable company. They entered the program as Wellthy, but ended up pivoting midway through. Today that pivot comes to life and I couldn’t
Ever since Twitter received a much needed boost in visibility at the festival, SXSW Interactive has become an annual launching pad for aspiring startups. This year, The Brandery has decided to join in the fun as we host our first-ever “Office Hours” at this year’s SXSW. At Office Hours, we wanted to give potential applicants the opportunity to meet many of the folks that
This week The Brandery received some nice news coverage courtesy of local ABC affiliate WCPO. The coverage came in parallel to a press conference by former Sequoia Capital VC Mark Kvamme who recently served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Development. The coverage revolved around the effort by The Brandery to create high growth jobs through Consumer Internet startups.
Note: I had meant to post this news a few weeks ago but somehow it ended up stuck in my draft folder. The Brandery is now a member of the TechStars Network, a newly launched White House-sponsored alliance of independently owned and operated startup accelerator programs from dozens of cities across the United States and around the world. The TechStars